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Liposuction in Baltimore

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure for removing exorbitant amounts of unwanted fat tissue.

The procedure actively slims areas of the body while reshaping them to a more desired appearance. With this procedure, patients can experience more desirable body shape and feel more secure with their image.

Which Body Regions Can Be Improved with Liposuction?

Liposuction, as a popular procedure, is sometimes coupled with other procedures including breast reductions and tummy tucks. The reason lies behind the versatility of the procedure. Because liposuction is helps to reduce localized tissue, it can target multiple areas including:

  • Tissue in the abdomen
  • Fatty deposits in the thighs, hips and buttocks
  • Breast and chest tissue
  • Small excesses around the chin, neck, or cheeks
  • Under and upper arm regions
  • Pockets around the knees, calves and ankles

Liposuction can address many problem areas during one procedure. Depending on your needs, or what other cosmetic procedures are being combined with liposuction, you can experience improvement in many different areas of the body.

What Can I Expect during a Liposuction Consultation?

During your consultation with Dr. Birely, you can ask specific questions, raise any concerns you may have about your procedure, and learn more about the options offered through a liposuction procedure. During your appointment, you will thoroughly discuss the results as well as side effects of surgery. Once Dr. Birely performs his analysis on your health, desires and lifestyle, the date of surgery will be determined. You can leave knowing that you hold more informed expectations of your procedure.

In Lutherville, How are Liposuction Procedures Performed?

Like most inpatient procedures, Liposuction maintains a specific set of steps. Some variation of these steps may be used during your surgery, depending on your individual needs and predetermined desires. Patients will be under a general anesthesia or sedation during surgery. Once patients are sleeping, liposuction is performed using a thin hollow tube, known a cannula. The tube is inserted through incisions and loosens up the unwanted fat tissue. Once this fat tissue is loosened, Dr. Birely will suction out the fat from the body. The surgery can vary in time, according to the amount of tissue removed as well as the number of areas where liposuction is used. The actual procedure, the incision making and tissue removal, necessitates a 2 or 3 hour period. However, a patient can expect to remain in the facility anywhere between 3 or 7 hours.

As One of Baltimore’s Best, Dr. Birely Can Guide You through Liposuction Recovery

The recovery process for liposuction will depend on your individual surgery and the areas affected. After your surgery is completed, bandages will be placed over each of the treated areas. You may also be provided with a garment for swelling compression, depending on the extent of your liposuction procedure. Dr. Birely will inform you about incision care, medication, and follow up appointments before you leave the facility. Patients may feel well enough for work a few days after surgery. However, you may experience side effects like bruising or swelling for a few weeks. Your results, in their entirety, should fully heal within a month or two post-surgery.

If you have any more questions or concerns, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Birely today. He will be able to optimize a plan that is specific to your wants and needs.